Sexuality

  • # 31650

    NAZARIEFF, Serge

    Jeux de dames cruelles 1850-1960

    Köln : Taschen, 1992. First edition. Large quarto (300 x 230 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, 160 pp, illustrated throughout with sepia and black-and-white reproductions of historical photographs, with an introductory essay on sadomasochism, masochism and photography in French, German and English; a fine copy.

  • # 31627

    BOSCHE, Susanne

    Jenny lives with Eric and Martin

    Translated from the Danish by Louis Mackay. With photos by Andreas. London : The Gay Men’s Press, 1983. Second impression, 1987. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (light handling creases), blind stamp from a private collection to preliminary blank, pp. 62, photographically illustrated. The first English-language children’s book to discuss male homosexuality, highly influential in public debate over …

  • # 31416

    HOGAN, Lou Rand

    The Gay Cookbook (facsimile edition)

    By Chef Lou Rand Hogan. Campy cartoons by David Costain. New York : Bell Publishing Company in association with Sherbourne Press, 1965 (but Australia? 2020). Facsimile edition of the first edition, second impression. Octavo, illustrated boards, pp. viii; 280, line illustrations. New copy. Printed in Australia. The first cookbook aimed exclusively at a gay audience. ‘On Wednesday, …

  • # 31350

    YANG, William

    Sadness

    Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 1996. Small quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 80, illustrated. Originally presented as a slide show, firstly at Downstairs Belvoir Street Theatre, in 1992.

  • # 31384

    [LINDSAY, Norman, 1879-1969]

    [NORMAN LINDSAY] Playboy, vol. 14, no. 12, December 1967.

    Chicago, IL : H.M. Hefner, 1967. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (rubbed, creased), 320 pp; contains an article Art Nouveau Erotica (pp.129-137) which showcases the work of Norman Lindsay, including reproductions of 8 of his works: The Mirror, Julia’s Monkey, She Arrives, The Ring, Apex of Life, The Sortie, The Dance, and a full-page illustration from Lysistrata; …

  • # 31324

    DEL-MACE, Gill

    Reeperbahn. Gill Del-Mace.

    Melbourne : Delshan Art Gallery, circa 1997. Quarto, illustrated self wrappers, [pp. 8], illustrations, text. Images of nudes and the female form by the Melbourne realist painter inspired by the red light district of Hamburg.  

  • # 30768

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Hal Fischer : The Gay Seventies

    San Francisco : Gallery 16, 2019. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 110, illustrated. New copy. Hal Fischer: The Gay Seventies is the first monograph to feature the complete set of photo-text works that Hal Fischer produced between 1977 and 1979 in San Francisco’s Haight and Castro neighborhoods. In addition to Gay Semiotics, Fischer’s best-known work (its …

  • # 30216

    People's Gay Sunshine

    People’s Gay Sunshine : a newspaper of gay males

    Berkeley: People’s Gay Sunshine, [1970s]. Tabloid newspaper, pp. 20, central fold, illustrated. Includes essays, poems, news and reviews etc. Only issue published. The cover story on James Baldwin has misspelled his name ‘Balwin’. Includes poetry by Allen Ginsburg, Edward Carpenter, an Open Letter to Tennessee Williams, and reformist critiques on socialism, feminism and gay oppression.

  • # 30589

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decadent 1980 – 2000

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Mint copy, still in publisher’s shrinkwrap. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and …

  • # 30588

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decadent 1980 – 2000 (Copy signed by Manuela Furci)

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and art critic Robert McFarlane, Decadent highlights …

  • # 30427

    GREHAN, Helena and SCHEER, Edward

    William Yang : Stories of Love and Death

    Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2016. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 190, illustrated. New copy. Acclaimed photographer William Yang has captured the zeitgeist like no-one else, providing a very personal insight into the evolution of Mardi Gras, the spectre of AIDS, Sydney’s theatrical and social scenes, and changing notions of ‘belonging’ in multicultural Australia. In this ground …

  • # 30215

    CAMPBELL, Liam

    Elska. Perth, Australia

    [Pawtucket, Rhode Island] : Elska Magazine, 2018. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 174, illustrated. As new copy (sold out). New copy of this international gay lifestyle magazine focussing on the Australian city of Perth. No copies located on Trove. ‘Elska is a bi-monthly photography and culture publication dedicated to sharing the bodies and voices of gay …

  • # 30214

    CROLAND, David

    Drag Dolls : eight cut-out drag queens and their fabulous, over-the-top ensembles

    San Francisco: Roundtable Press, 1996. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [32], cut-out dolls in colour on heavy gloss paperstock, very good. The drag dolls feature an ‘All-Star Cast’, stylised on the drag divas of the day Joey Arias, Lady Bunny, The Misstress ForMike, Hedda Lettuce, Raven-O, Richie Rich, Miss Understood and Sherry Vine.  

  • # 30213

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men

    Los Angeles : Cherry and Martin, 2015. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated. Second edition, the first edition published by NFS Press in San Francisco in 1977. As new copy, sealed in publisher’s shrinkwrap. ‘Hal Fischer’s Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) is one of the most important publications associated …

  • # 29454

    HOMOSEXUAL CONFERENCE COLLECTIVE

    Papers and proceedings : First National Homosexual Conference, Melbourne 16-17 August, 1975

    [Melbourne : Homosexual Collective, 1975]. Oblong quarto, illustrated card wrappers (marked and stained), plastic comb binding, pp. 86, a few light stains. ‘Forty-two years before the same-sex marriage postal survey, twenty-two years before Ellen DeGeneres came out on television, one month before sexual acts between men were even legal anywhere in Australia, six hundred self-identified …

  • # 29409

    AH MEN

    Ah Men goes Arty

    West Hollywood : Ah Men, circa 1965. Oblong quarto, illustrated self-wrappers, pp. [12], mailing label, order form intact, illustrated, a fine copy. Don Cook founded Ah Men, Shop for Men on Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood in about 1960 (some sources say 1958, the others 1961), the shop successfully trading until the mid 1980s. Located close …